Maharastrian Government led by BJP, has ordered 1.5 lakh books on PM Narendra Modi for state government-run schools by the end of the month. It will be used as a supplementary reading material for class 1 to 8.
“The books on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Neharu, and Dr. Ambedkar has also been ordered but the number of them is comparatively lesser than the number of books of Narendra Modi” An official from state government-run school.
Nearly 1.5 lakh books of Narendra Modi has been ordered against 4343 books of Mahatma Gandhi. only 1635 books for Jawaharlal Nehru, 79388 books for Dr. BR Ambedkar, 76713 books on Atal Bihari Bajpai, former Prime Minister.
Be that as it may, with 3,40,982 books, the main part of the request was put for Maratha pioneer Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Furthermore, 3,21,328 books on previous president and prestigious scientist APJ Abdul Kalam have been requested. Every one of the requests are being bought from private distributors, the authority included.
Vinod Tawde, state education minister said that proper transparency has been kept up while influencing the purchase order. “A specialist advisory group has suggested the books and the request have been set by these proposals,” he included.
The books are available in three languages Marathi, Hindi, English and Gujarati and are being purchased under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), a programme for universalization of elementary education.